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Somers Senior Center

 

The Town of Somers Senior Center is open to all residents ages 55+.  All seniors are welcome! It is our goal to create a warm and welcoming environment where seniors feel at home and can take part in social, educational and recreational activities.

 

 

Hours:  Monday-Friday 8am-4pm by appointment 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the increasing number of cases, we unfortunately will be closing the Senior Center for indoor activities effective November 20, 2020.  This decision was made after much deliberation and discussions while taking into consideration state-wide guidance. We hope to see you all back in person soon but in the meantime we will continue to be available by appointment.  Starting Monday November 23, 2020 an appointment or call ahead is required to enter the Senior Center. 

For more information on programs, and how to register please contact the Senior Center

 

Dial A Ride Update 

Please Remember to schedule your transportation 7 days in advance when possible 

Dial a ride buses are open for all transportation needs with limited seat availability. Medical and Employment transportation will continue to take priority: as we are still limited to 2 riders per trip. For all other transportation needs please call in advance to schedule and we will do our best to accommodate all riders.

For more information or to schedule a ride please call 860 763 4379 or email mburnham@somersct.gov 

 

 

Please find a link to the Somers Senior Center Policies & Procedures manual below:

Somers Senior Center Policies & Procedures Manual

 

Newsletters are available at the Senior Center, as well as various locations throughout town including, Somers Public Library, Somers Post Office, Hometown Kitchen, The office of Dr. Tucker, Geissler’s, Town Hall, and Somers Social Service office.

Please click on the link below to view our current newsletter. If you are interested in receiving the newsletter by e-mail, simply call us to be placed on our e-mail list! Rest assured your e-mail address will be used solely for the purpose of receiving the newsletter and will not be distributed.

 

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Somers Senior Center is now on facebook!

 

Registration Required for all Senior Center Activities ~ Call to Register ~ Open First to Somers Residents 

 

 

                            SOMERS SENIOR VOICES VOLUNTEER SOCIAL CALLING PROGRAM

During this time where we are all feeling more isolated consider joining our social calling program. This is a great way to connect with your fellow seniors via phone calls and help us reach so many. A few simple calls each week will mean a lot to so many facing isolation during these days of  staying home and staying safe.  You may even create some new friendships along the way.
                      Please reach out to jconnors@somersct.gov for more info on how to get involved.

SPECIAL EVENTS COMING UP AT THE SENIOR CENTER 

Grab and Go Holiday Treats and Take Home DIY Project Provided by Harbor Chase

December 24, 2020 from 10:00am-11:00am

Sign up required to reserve your spot, call 860 763 4379 by December 21, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 2021

Grab and Go Lunch Provided by Home Helpers (Sign Up Required Space is Limited) 

January 5, 2021 @ 12:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

Friendship Tour vis ZOOM ~ Guided Tour of The Boston Freedom Trail (Register for ZOOM access) 

January 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm

 

 

 

Grab and Go Coffee & Pie Provided by Harbor Chase of South Windsor (Sign Up Required Space Limited)

January 27, 2021 @ 12:30pm

 

February 2021

Grab and Go Lunch provided by Home Helpers (Registration is required space is limited) 

Register by January 29, 2021

 

BINGO for Prizes

Provided by HOME HELPERS 

February 4, 2021 @ 11:00am 

To Register email nmatson@homehelpershomecare.com 

 

 

 

Wednesday Walkers ~ Every Wednesday from 10:00am-12:00pm 

Park in the Senior Center Parking lot, walk for 5 mins or 2 hours. Utilize the parking lot, sidewalks, and level walking surface to get out and get moving this Winter.  Bundle up and get outside for a walk, meet up with friends, and soak up some winter sunshine.  Masks are strongly encouraged if walking with others.

 

 

 

TED Talk Thursday via ZOOM 

January 7, 2021 @ 12:00pm  “How to Create Meaningful connections while apart” with Priya Parker 

January 21, 2021 @12:00pm “Sleep is your Superpower” with Matt Walker 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81607713476?pwd=Z3ZTbE85MXFZYldFdlVyQTVkZXVxUT09

 

 

 

Coffee & Conversation ~ This offers a chance to talk with new friends and connect with old  

Tuesdays and Fridays @ 9:00 am via Zoom

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83712714837?pwd=R2dTRlZCMTJCSGhDcHpHS1I3dWh1UT09

To register contact fhurley@somersct.gov or call 860 763 4379

 

 

 

Trivia with Friends  Starts @ 10:30am via ZOOM 

JOIN US FOR TRIVIA TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND SAY HELLO TO FRIENDS!!!

Join Zoom Meeting

Date                              Theme 

January 13, 2021 ~ Winter

To register and for details Please contact mburnham@somersct.gov

 

 

 

Movie Matinee via ZOOM 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86490228991?pwd=WFhRZm1TUWVCN1YwZDgwaWRjQUwyUT09

January 14, 2021 @12:00pm ” The Bucket List”

 

 

Senior Support Group with Home Helpers via ZOOM 

The first Monday of Every month @ 1:00 pm

Email Nicole at nmatson@homehelpershomecare.com for details

 

 

 

Senior Center Use by Appointment 

  • Questions on the use of Zoom, Email, FaceTime, Google Meet, Facebook. Schedule a time and bring your questions, we will try to provide assistance.
  • Senior Center Books and Puzzles available to borrow for use at home, schedule a time to stop in and peruse our shelves. 
  • Medical Equipment is available to sign out for home use
  • Computer and Wi-Fi is open for use by appointment 
  • Table Tennis Coming Soon

 

 

 

Health & Wellness ClassesSee the source image

Qigong (DVD)

Join Ritch Ryan for movement & breathing to enhance health and wellness

Now DVD via ZOOM

Call for link to class 

Monday 9:00 am Senior Center

Free while broadcasting DVD

over ZOOM

All Levels Welcome Drop-in class

45 minutes

 

Seated Hand Weight Class

Now via ZOOM 

Call for link to class 

5 Week Session

Starting Monday

January 11, 2021

12:00pm

Senior Center

$25 Per Session

45 Minute Guided Instruction

Bring 3-5lb Hand weights

 

 

Yoga Stretching 

Stretch while sitting or standing

Provided by Somers Yoga & Wellness

Now via ZOOM 

Call for link to class 

5 Week Session

Starting Thursday

January 14, 2020

@ 10:00am

Senior Center

$25 Per Session

 

Sit or Stand

45 Minute Guided Instruction

 

Chair Aerobics

Now via ZOOM 

Call for link to class 

Tuesday and Friday Ongoing

10:00am

Free All Levels welcome

Follow along to DVD program

Registration Required for all classes,  Contact us for more information and a link to the ZOOM class 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Dial A Ride:

Title VI Program Guide

The Town of Somers offers transportation services to residents 60+ or those who are on Social Security Disability.

Click here to view our transportation brochure

 

Click here for the transportation registration form

CHOICES Counseling

The Somers Senior Center offers CHOICES counseling. CHOICES stands for Connecticut’s program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information & Referral, Counseling and Eligibility Screening. Free and objective information, counseling and assistance is available to older adults and persons with disabilities enabling them to understand and exercise their rights, access and receive benefits to which they are entitled, and make more informed decisions about quality of life issues. CHOICES is also an excellent Medicare resource for individuals who are “New to Medicare”, for example, just turning 65 years old or eligible for Medicare because of a qualifying illness or disability. Trained CHOICES staff can help consumers navigate life’s stages while reducing the stress and confusion. Counselors do not sell insurance.

Meals on Wheels

If you or someone you know is homebound and unable to grocery shop/prepare meals, they may be eligible for Meals on Wheels. The program is available to residents of Somers who are considered homebound for a fee of $4.00 per hot meal and $3.00 per cold meal. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

volunteers-needed

We are in need of volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels. If you or someone you know is willing to donate your/their time to this important program, please contact Christina at 860-265-7551 for more information.

Staff

Jillian Connors, Senior Center Supervisor   jconnors@somersct.gov

Florence Hurley, Senior Center Coordinator Fhurley@somersct.gov

Melinda Burnham, Dial-a-Ride Coordinator/Driver mburnham@somersct.gov

Ed Hart, Dial-a-Ride Driver

John Morrison, Dial-a-Ride Driver

Richard Day, Dial-a-Ride Driver

Physical Location:
Somers Senior Center
19 Battle Street
Somers, CT 06071
Mailing address:
Somers Senior Center
19 Battle Street
Somers, CT 06071
Senior Center Phone:
(860) 763-4379

Senior Center Fax:
(860)763-8229

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